Its Drive is supported on an electrical portal axle with electric motors on the wheel hubs. The peak performance of the motors totals 2 x 125 kW, the torque 2 x 485 Nm. It is, depending on the system, fully available from the start and secures an appropriate dynamism even when fully loaded.
Lithium-ion batteries with a total capacity of up to around 243 kWh take over the power supply. They divide themselves into a maximum of ten modules. Alongside two high-voltage battery modules on the roof four modules in the rear belong to the standard equipment. Depending on customer requirements, two or four further high-voltage battery modules can be added to the roof.
The charging technology is also flexible. For the series introduction, charging via Combo-2 plugs is intended. If recharging is required to extend the range, the Citaro can in future also optionally be charged by current collector. The Citaro therefore covers all conventional variants.
With this intelligent module concept of battery and charging technology Mercedes-Benz opens up the opportunity for the transport operators to adjust the Citaro precisely to the individual requirements of the company or even individual routes.